Iron Bridge Road bridge
coming downhill, NW, onto the bridge
Photo taken by Andrew Pearce in August 2012
Galvanized Girder bridge, skewed nearly 45 degrees to RR. Bridge is also at an angle to the road, turning sharply to the right as you come downhill. This makes the bridge nearly a blind corner all by itself.
Bridge shows no signs of rusting. Timber deck is in great shape. Side channels are bolted together, not welded. The train tracks are said to be abandoned, but appear to be in excellent and usable condition.
Whatever the 1852 bridge was, it is completely gone.
- Girder bridge over Aband.Raritan Valley Ln on Iron Bridge Road
- Bethlehem, Hunterdon County, New Jersey
- Open to traffic
- Built 1852; new bridge installed 1900, rehabilitated 2002
- Galvanized Girder bridge, skewed nearly 45 degrees to RR. Bridge is also at an angle to the road, turning sharply to the right as you come downhill. This makes the bridge nearly a blind corner all by itself.
Length of largest span: 46.9 ft.
Total length: 50.9 ft.
Deck width: 11.2 ft.
- Also called
- Aband.Raritan Valley Ln Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.68806, -75.00056 (decimal degrees)
40°41'17" N, 75°00'02" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/499953/4504129 (zone/easting/northing)
- USGS topographic map
- Inventory numbers
- NJ 1061165 (New Jersey bridge number)
BH 53170 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection (as of 05/2011)
- Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 64.9 (out of 100)
- Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
- September 26, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "New Jersey Transit"
- August 14, 2012: Updated by Andrew Pearce: Added category "Skewed"